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1913 Royal 5 Serial # 158785-5 1913 Royal 5 typewriter, Serial # 158785-5 William Saxbe's 1913 Royal 5 typewriter. 2021-02-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of William Saxbe: 1913 Royal 5 Serial # 158785-5 Found this old Standard flatbed 5 at the Seattle Goodwill. Seized up, filthy, with terrible rubber. Couldn't leave it to the key choppers so took it home and did a serious refurbish. New rubber everything from J J Short. Types... Ok. I'm having a little trouble with one of the feed rollers getting caught even the carriage moves. Still, a very pretty, and interesting machine. My oldest typewriter.

1913 Royal 5 #158785-5

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-19-2021 at 07:08PM
Last Edit: 02-19-2021 at 07:47PM


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Found this old Standard flatbed 5 at the Seattle Goodwill. Seized up, filthy, with terrible rubber. Couldn't leave it to the key choppers so took it home and did a serious refurbish. New rubber everything from J J Short. Types... Ok. I'm having a little trouble with one of the feed rollers getting caught even the carriage moves. Still, a very pretty, and interesting machine. My oldest typewriter.

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Covered in old shellac or tobacco grime.
Covered in old shellac or tobacco grime.


Dirty dirty dirty
Dirty dirty dirty

Carriage very oxidized
Carriage very oxidized

Platen rubber so hard it was loose on the dowel.
Platen rubber so hard it was loose on the dowel.

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